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  • The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,109 islands and has a population of over 100 million. 
  • The capital of the Philippines is Manila and the national language is Filipino.  The Philippines is also the 3rd largest English speaking country in the world.
  • There are more than 200 volcanoes in the Philippines, but only a few are active. 
  • The Philippines was a Spanish colony from 1521 to 1898.  The Philippines gained its independence from the United States on July 4, 1946, making it the first Southeast Asian country to gain independence after World War II.
  • Arthur MacArthur, Jr., was named the Governor-General of the Philippines in 1900.  His son, General Douglas MacArthur was named Field Marshall of the Philippines in 1937 by Philippine President Manuel Quezon. 
  • Los Angeles, California was co-founded in 1781 by a Filipino named Antonio Miranda Rodriquez.
  • Karoake was invented in the Philippines — not Japan.

Got Agua Communities - Philippines

"Sixteen million (or approximately 1 in 6) Filipinos lack access to a safe and sustainable water supply, derailing the country’s growth."  — Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III

The Philippines is among the countries in the Asia Pacific region with “the highest rates of water-related fatalities.”

In the Philippines, Got Agua? is working with elected officials, local government units, and the athletic, business, entertainment and legal communities to partner with local communities to develop local solutions to their local water needs.  Water. Life. Love.

Our Communities

NHA Housing Project – Calauan, Laguna

Got Agua? Trustees Lauren Hickey, Sana Karimi, Rocio Puno and Madeleine Myronowicz and a team of Got Agua? volunteers from the United States and the Philippines traveled to the NHA Housing Project located in Calauan, Laguna.  Working with representatives from the ABS-CBN Foundation, the team repaired three water wells that had been damaged by Typhoon Glenda on July 22, 2014, and drilled a brand new water well.  Together these four wells serve 5,000 residents located in Brgy. Sto. Tomas and Brgy. Dayap.  The residents of these two barangays were relocated from the esters of the Pasig River through the generosity of the ABS-CBN Foundation, the Lopez Group, the Ayala Group, Sunlife, and San Miguel Corporation and the stewardship of the National Housing Association.    


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There is hope.  We know how to bring people clean water and improved sanitation.  Proven solutions to the water crisis currently exist and are simple and cost-effective.  Increased global awareness, proper funding, local community participation can make universal safe drinking water a reality.  Support Got Agua? today.